The Dewey Cannon

The Dewey Cannon (HMDE)

Location: Three Oaks, MI 49128 Berrien County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 48.088', W 86° 36.521'

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This cannon, captured in the Spanish-American War by Admiral Dewey, was presented to Three Oaks when its citizens raised $1,400 for a memorial to the men of the battleship Maine. This was the largest contribution, per capita, of any community in the nation. "Three Oaks Against the World," a local paper proudly boasted. This park was dedicated October 17, 1899, by President William McKinley, and others. Presentation of the cannon took place on June 28, 1900. Guest of honor was Helen Miller Gould, called the Spanish-American War's "Florence Nightingale." Thousands of people were in attendance on each occasion.
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HM NumberHMDE
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Marker NumberS0239
Year Placed1963
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 10:14pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 532508 N 4627807
Decimal Degrees41.80146667, -86.60868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 48.088', W 86° 36.521'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 48' 5.28" N, 86° 36' 31.26" W
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Area Code(s)269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 104 Maple St, Three Oaks MI 49128, US
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